Male anterior rectocoele

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies


Incontinence and incomplete defaecation

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Preliminary images are unremarkable.

The fluoroscopic images taken upon bearing up and bearing down demonstrate:

  • appropriate elevation in the anorectal angle on bearing up
  • appropriate descent of the pelvic floor and anorectal junction on bearing down

The fluoroscopic images taken upon defaecating demonstrate:

The rectum emptied well with contrast seen only in the sigmoid colon and rectum on the post evacuation images.

Case Discussion

Defecating proctography demonstrating a small non-obstructing anterior rectocoele in a male.

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Case information

rID: 45189
Published: 17th May 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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